Friday, August 24, 2007

Tom Welling to finally be Superman?!?!?!

I just heard one of the most awesome rumors ever: Tom Welling has been approached to play Superman in the upcoming Justice League movie!! Now THAT would be bad-ass! I always thought he got screwed over a few years ago when Warner Bros. decided to make a new Superman movie. They should have waited until the TV series Smallville ran its course, and then made a Superman movie starring Tom Welling. Now don't get me wrong, Brandon Routh was damn good as Superman. But Welling had played Clark Kent for years and wasn't going to get to wear the Superman costume at all, except maybe for the last scene of the last episode of Smallville. So this news today is totally cool. Hopefully it isn't too good to be true and Welling will be Supes in Justice League.

(And maybe this Justice League movie will FINALLY kick-start DC into making a gazillion movies about ITS superheroes, just like Marvel's been doing for the last few years...)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Teacher (finally) in space!

The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off about an hour ago with Barbara Morgan on board. Morgan was the backup to who was going to be the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe, in 1986, when McAuliffe died in the Challenger accident. After the accident, NASA told Morgan that she would fly eventually. Well, it took 21 years, but she finally did! Awesome!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Today is the 20th Anniversary of TNT Collectors Hut

20 years ago today, an awesome store in Osceola, Arkansas was opened. Why was it so awesome? Cause it was mine! Mom, Dad, and I opened TNT Collectors Hut on August 1, 1987, after we spent the previous two months getting it ready to open. The store was open for business until the mid-1990s. We've had other stores since then, but this one was the most special, was right next to our house! I worked in it every day the entire time it was open. Now that did get tiresome, especially working every Saturday, but it was a cool place for me and my friends to hang out.

Following are some pics of the outside of the store from shortly after it opened.

Mom and Dad:

Mom and me: